how many years in jail for growing weed

Police can issue a warning or an on-the-spot fine of £60 on the first 2 times that you’re found with khat. If you’re found with khat more than twice, you could get a maximum penalty of up to 2 years in prison, an unlimited fine, or both.

The penalty is likely to be more severe if you are found to be supplying drugs (dealing, selling or sharing).

Psychoactive substances include things like nitrous oxide (‘laughing gas’).

You may be charged with possessing an illegal substance if you’re caught with drugs, whether they’re yours or not.


You can get a fine or prison sentence if you:

*The government can ban new drugs for 1 year under a ‘temporary banning order’ while they decide how the drugs should be classified.

The penalties depend on the type of drug or substance, the amount you have, and whether you’re also dealing or producing it.

Possessing drugs

Police can issue a warning or an on-the-spot fine of £90 if you’re found with cannabis.

If you’re under 18, the police are allowed to tell your parent, guardian or carer that you’ve been caught with drugs.

The state of Illinois takes a harsh stance on the possession, sale, and cultivation of marijuana. With up to a year of jail time for simple possession of less than 30 grams of the substance a possible sentence. The cultivation of marijuana plants carries even greater penalties in order to reflect the implication of an intent to sell, especially when there are a large number of plants present or an efficient ‘grow house’ type of set up discovered on your property.

Potential Consequences

There are no exceptions for medical marijuana in Illinois, and growing the plants under any conditions is a prosecutable offense. If you are convicted of cultivating marijuana, you will face the following penalties:

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For convictions of 50 plants or less on a first offense it is possible to receive a 24 month probation in lieu of jail time, but multiple offenders and those found growing more than 50 plants are not afforded this option.